Pete’s Plant Giveaway – May 16

Hello all,

I am a Champlain Park resident (140 Northwestern Ave.) and am familiar to some of you.

I need your help with a charitable act in the community. My 2 children and I have raised a large number of tomato plant seedlings (see attached picture) of 3 varieties.

[Rows of Styrofoam Cups with Tomato Seedlings]

We would normally be selling them at local school Elmdale’s Annual Spring event but of course this is not possible this year.

We are proposing that for every plant that finds a happy home, we will donate $2.00 to the Parkdale Food Center’s General Operations fund (there are approx. 140 plants).

Vegetable plant giveaway and donation

When: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Where: 140 Northwestern Ave
Time: 9am-11am

Obviously, we cannot organize or promote a formal event but were hoping that you would help promote this giveaway in our neighbourhood following the clearly stated guidelines:

  1. A table with plants will be set up at the end of the driveway of our house at 140 Northwestern Ave.
  2. Residents are welcomed to take away plants, but no money will change hands – those so inclined can make a financial donation of their own to the Parkdale food center or other Covid-19 affected causes.
  3. Residents will be encouraged to respect social distancing and walk or drive past without stopping to chat etc…

Thanks for your time.

Pete Laughton

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